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State Scholarship Program

The NFB of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Up to 3 scholarships may be awarded, including 1 for $3,000.00 and 2 for $1,500.00 each. Please read all instructions carefully and pay close attention to the deadlines.


All applicants must:

  • Be legally blind or have a visual impairment that requires the student to obtain services from a teacher of the visually impaired;
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
  • Plan to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in the 2022 - 2023 academic year (a part-time candidate from the Springfield area is also eligible for 1 scholarship);
  • Applicants must arrange for three reference letters from professors, counselors, and/or employers who have worked with you within the past year to be sent to with the word “reference” and your name in the subject line by January 31, 2022;
  • Participate in the entire NFBMA state convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities to be held February 24-February 27, 2022, at the Embassy Suites, Logan Airport Boston; With the exception of February 24 which will be held via Zoom.
  • Send a refundable check for $50 made payable to NFBMA to Shara Winton P.O. Box 985 Salem, MA, 01970 or go to the NFBMA website at and pay with PayPal or a credit card;
  • Send completed scholarship applications to with the word “scholarship” in the subject line or submit the online application form.


All applications including references must be received by January 31, 2022.

Application Form:

Additional Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Shara Winton, NFBMA President at 617-600-8130 or send an email to with the word “scholarship” in the subject line.

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